This Roadmap, developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Next-Generation State Accountability Taskforce, presents a vision for next-generation accountability systems to support college and career readiness for all students. It is written by and for states, building on the leadership toward college and career readiness. This Roadmap has two core purposes: (1) To serve as a statement of state leadership in developing more robust and meaningful educational accountability systems; and (2) To provide a guide for state action in developing and implementing next-generation accountability systems. States recognize accountability as a core strategy designed to achieve educational goals, particularly student achievement outcomes. As states implement college- and career-ready standards and complementary assessment systems through the Common Core state standards and assessment consortia or otherwise, it is critical to consider the accountability implications of these policy shifts and to leverage state accountability systems to support the end goal of college and career readiness for all students. Individual sections contain resources.